The agency, which provides a range of automotive-related services to members, has announced its 2013 “Top Shop’’ winners covering repair businesses as well as collision shops.
Twelve regional businesses were named to the list in the repair category. Four were honored in the collision or body shop category.
“Rochester had the most of the three regions we cover,’’ AAA spokesperson Steve Pacer said. The Western and Central AAA covers the Buffalo and Syracuse areas as well as Rochester.
The repair shop winners are: Bob Kaiser’s Auto Repair, Hilton; Ferrel’s Garage, Rochester; Gates Automotive Center, Gates; Gates Automotive Center, Henrietta; Griff’s Auto Service, Greece; Mark’s Garage, Walworth, Waye County; Mt. Hope Service Center, Rochester; Patrick Buick GMC, Henrietta; Piehler Buick GMC, Webster; Ridgeway Sunoco, Greece; Sam LoVetro Automotive, Rochester; and Tydings Automotive, Irondequoit.
The local collision or body shop winners were: Gates Automotive Center, Gates; Gates Automotive Center, Henrietta; Patrick Buick GMC, Henrietta; and Piehler Buick GMC, Webster.
The ratings are based on customer evaluations received by AAA between September, 2012, and August, 2013. The agency also conducts its own on-site inspections before naming businesses to the “Top Shop” lists.
There are approximately 150 AAA-approved repair shops in the Rochester area.